About Rationally Speaking

Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Massimo on Facebook

Well, it was bound to happen (no, not really): I am now a member of the "social network" site Facebook

If you'd like to, well, socially networking with the author of this blog, join the cult! You can find me by simply searching for my last or full name.


  1. Damn it Massimo! I have yet to go on Facebook. And now you might have given me a reason. But what exactly is it that one does there. Can I be "your friend", or is that My Space?

  2. Sheldon,

    you can have "friends" on both Facebook and mySpace. I tried the latter and found it largely a waste of time, so I cancelled my account. Facebook seems to work better for me to do the two things I'm interested in: a) keep in touch with people I actually know; b) have some kind of additional relationship with people who are interested in my writings. Be careful, though, it can get addictive...


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